Just got a new 4S for christmas...yellow tint?

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  1. yoshibirdofan macrumors regular

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    Hello, I just received a 4S for Christmas, and compared to my 4, the screen is very dull, will this go away on its own, or do I need to exchange?
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I have never seen this go away on its own. If it's there, it's there.
     
  3. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    It's an "upgrade" my friend, please enjoy :)
    How's your batt compared to your 4?, (have enough time to check it yet?)
     
  4. jmjoh122 macrumors member

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    take it back to apple and tell them what is going on and they should replace it. It is not suposed to have a yellow tint at all. like the post above me said, it probably wont go away.
     
  5. yoshibirdofan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that the 4S's had this problem when it was first released, but it's been 2 months...This sucks
     
  6. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Post a picture of it. Also, from experience, give it two weeks for the screen to settle in. I know it sounds crazy but it's true. I had 2 4S phones and they both had the warmer color. After a few weeks, the screens started showing their true colors. No joke.

    If it doesn't change after that, then go from there.
     
  7. lewys macrumors 6502

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    Also got one for Christmas with a yellow tint. I asked when I bought it if I could return it if it had a yellow screen and he said yes. I said it was a Christmas present so he said I got 14 days to return it after Christmas day.

    My old iPhone 4 looks great so I might take that to show them just invade I have any problems
     
  8. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    Mine seemed a little yellowish when I first activated it, but after over a week, it seems to get better and better. Dunno if it's my eyes adjusting, or what.. I actually prefer a warmer looking display, it's easier on the eyes. But if you want, take it to Apple, can't promise that the next wont have the same thing.
     
  9. Marinsky macrumors newbie

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    Please help me?? I dont know how to post a question...
     
  10. chuck67 macrumors newbie

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    It will not go away, if your happy with it keep it. if you want a neutral color screen ask for an exchange. but be warned you may have to exchange more then once before you get one thats normal. good luck
     
  11. lewys macrumors 6502

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    Because its still in the 14 day period do we get a brand new one in a box or a refurb from out the back? If it is a new boxed one should I per order one te night before at 9pm as that's the only way you can buy one in my store a they are still so popular.
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Don't think its going anywhere.
    How can you test for yellow tint?
     
  13. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    And hope the next one don't have the battery issues -

    took them 17 months to polish up the iphone4, seems as if they took 1 step forward, and 2 steps back -
     
  14. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Ive put all my iPhones beside each other

    from the 3G to 4s

    The latest is definitely warmer in appearance and therefore more yellow.

    Both me and my wife have a 4s, both exactly the same and besides the 3G, it makes the 3G look blue. So it ultimately is down to which colour temperature you prefer.

    I noticed out of the box my macbook air 2011 model also had a yellow cast/tint. Perhaps apple are choosing to ship with this adjusted colour temperature. Personally i think they need to pull it down a level. I can change it on my mba but not on my iPhone. However, it doesn't bother me on the iPhone, the screen still looks excellent and white is white and black is black.

    If it is clearly yellow and white is not crisp white then the panel must have a manufacturing defect or outside the error tolerance for colour temperature.
     
  15. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    My one is yellow too compared to my dad's iPhone 4 but it's still a fantastic improvement over my 3GS so I am not concerned.
     
  16. chuck67 macrumors newbie

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    Im not sure. i returned mine for a refund and never went back. on my iphone 4 i exchanged phones 3 times and each time they were refurbs done through verizon. hope this helps, and i hope you can get one with a good screen. its definetly a gamble.
     
  17. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    But the 4s is such a "polished" product :D
     
  18. chuck67 macrumors newbie

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    don't believe the hype lol
     
  19. robot62155 macrumors member

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    Go to thread tools and click post a thread or something like that.
     

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